Afghan Elvis’s legacy endures, decades after his death | AFP

Ahmad Zaher, better known as Afghanistan’s Elvis Presley, a pop culture sensation and the son of Afghanistan’s former prime minister, remains popular among generations of Afghans both at home and abroad four decades after his death at age 33.

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Today in History for September 9th

Highlights of this day in history: Inmates seize control of Attica prison in upstate New York; Mao Zedong, Communist China’s founding leader, dies; Elvis Presley first appears on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show; Soul singer Otis Redding born. (Sept. 9)

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On This Day: 16 August 1977

Elvis Presley – the King of Rock and Roll – died in Memphis aged 42. (Aug. 16)

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Today in History for August 16th

Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, dies at Graceland; Baseball’s Babe Ruth dies in New York; Uganda’s Idi Amin dies in Saudi Arabia; ‘Sports Illustrated’ hits newsstands; Singer Madonna born. (Aug. 16)

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Today in History for May 26th

Highlights of this day in history: Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie marry. (May 26)

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On This Day: 1 May 1967

Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas. (May 1)

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Guitars of the greats rock halls of New York’s Met museum

New York’s Met musem has amassed a staggering collection of rock memorabilia and instruments from superstars including Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Prince, Joan Jett, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley for the show “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll”.

Today in History for March 24

Highlights of Today in History: NATO launches airstrikes over Yugoslavia; Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska; Elvis Presley inducted into US Army; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on Broadway. (March 24)

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Today in History for January 8th

(8 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Elvis Presley born; President Lyndon Johnson declares war on poverty; Ramzi Yousef sentenced to life in prison for first World Trade Center bombing. Physicist Stephen Hawking born. (Jan. 8)

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